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Photos: Budweiser Clydesdales in Columbus

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales make their way through downtown Columbus to deliver cases of beer to local bars and restaurants Wednesday. Driving the horses are Benny Raber, left, and Rudy Helmuth of Missouri and riding along is Bud the Budweiser Dalmatian. After making deliveries the team had a public viewing at Leadership Plaza.

 

Union Academy without water service after pipes burst

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Recruitment and Training Program (RTP), which has been in operation throughout the state since 1983, provides an array of services, but the focus in Columbus is narrower.

 

County purchase of Lipscomb property drawing near

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County could finalize a sale for the purchase of the old Lipscomb property as early as June, Columbus attorney David Sanders said Wednesday.

Super Troopers actor to appear at Golden Triangle Comic Con

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Super Troopers actor Erik Stolhanske will make an appearance at the third Golden Triangle Comic Con on Aug. 18.

Symphony concert to feature MUW piano faculty Saturday

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Starkville-MSU Symphony, which will feature Mississippi University for Women piano faculty, will be in concert Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall, on the MUW campus.

 

Council terminates officer who allegedly solicited minor

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recently hired Columbus Police Department officer being investigated for soliciting a minor in West Point has been fired.

 

Columbus, Brooks collaborate for Crime Prevention Task Force

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus has formally joined forces with Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks on a multi-faceted initiative aimed to prevent crime.

Breaking barriers in the sky: Tuskegee Airmen exhibit visits local middle schools

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between 20 and 30 students at Columbus Middle School watched as the pilot on the screen before them flew out over the landscape and pointed the nose of his plane toward the sky.

Vitter lays out Ole Miss plan for excellence

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club meeting at Lion Hills Center, University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeff Vitter set the record straight on one point: He does not wear a back brace.

One arrested following east Columbus shooting

Posted 4/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in police custody and three more were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after a shooting in east Columbus Monday night.

City seeks sponsorships for summer intern program

Posted 4/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 10 years ago, a young girl came to George Irby looking for a job. She was 16, Irby recalled, and she had a 3-year-old child of her own.

New grant rules could hinder water service at 12 east Lowndes homes

Posted 4/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since 1974, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has used Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to provide communities with resources to meet a variety of needs.

 

Free CAC reception Thursday opens new exhibits

Posted 4/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday will open exhibits of new artwork by Jacob Crook and Thomas Kennedy at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center.

 

 

Columbus officer questioned for conduct with minor has only been on force 16 days

Posted 4/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer questioned for suspected criminal activity last week in West Point has been with the force for only 16 days.

 

CVB lauds success of 78th Pilgrimage

Posted 4/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the eight years Rachel George opened her home, Baskerville Manor on Third Street North, to guests for Columbus Pilgrimage home tours, she thinks this year is the best she's seen.

 

Mississippi seeks to merge 2 voting rights suits

Posted 4/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has a racially biased system of removing voting rights from people convicted of certain crimes and a burdensome method of restoring those rights after ex-convicts serve their time, according to two federal lawsuits that seek change.

 

Wet weather, game use batter Soccer Complex

Posted 4/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sharon Parnell has been involved in local soccer for 17 years as both a coach and administrator. "Some years, it's a challenge," said Parnell, the administrator for the city's club soccer program, Columbus United. "This has been one of those years."

Hainsey named Airports Association Professional of the Year

Posted 4/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At its recent annual conference, the Mississippi Airports Association (MAA) named Michael P. (Mike) Hainsey its Professional of the Year. Hainsey has been the executive director of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport for 12 years.

Photo: 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

Posted 4/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annunciation Catholic School student Paulina Leyva, 14, daughter of Armando Leyva and Samantha Olivares, sings during a performance of "The Wizard of Oz" Thursday at the school's gym. ACS will put on another showing tonight at 6:30 p.m. At left, playing Toto, is Delia Lochala, 12, daughter of Lacey Sherman and Brent Lochala of Columbus. At right, as the Scarecrow, is Sarah Hippensteel, 14, daughter of Steven and Lyn Hippensteel of Columbus.

Helping others cope with trauma

Posted 4/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kirk Gayle said everywhere he goes in Columbus, he sees death.

 

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